Anne Frank Story and World War II Walking Tour [2021]
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Anne Frank Story and World War II Walking Tour

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See the dark days of World War II through Anne Frank's point of view on this walking tour of Amsterdam.

highlights

  • Learn about life in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation and the horrors faced by the Jews.
  • Discover the story of Anne Frank's diary and how it came to be published by her father Otto Frank.
  • Along the way, visit monuments and buildings in the city that are still marked with war reminders.
  • Explore the Jewish neighborhood, and see historic buildings such as the Portuguese Synagogue.
  • This tour is ideal for followers of European history, especially from the WWII era.
  • Guided tours are available in English, Italian, Spanish French, and German.
  • Note: This ticket does not include entry into the Anne Frank House.

inclusions

  • A walking tour
  • Expert tour guide
  • Local city tax (€1.50 per person)

exclusions

  • Entrance ticket to Anne Frank House
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities for the guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Jewish Historical Museum and the Portuguese Synagogue

super flexible cancellation policy

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

your experience

Anne Frank was a German girl and Jewish victim of the Holocaust, who is most known for keeping a diary of her experiences. Her diary is a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and a testament to the human spirit. She kept it for just over two years - from her 13th birthday on 12 June 1942 to the moment of the Nazi raid on the secret annex where she lived in hiding with her family. This tour shows you Amsterdam during World War II, through her eyes. The tour goes from the Jewish Quarter to Anne Frank’s House, unraveling the complete storyline of these dark days.

Starting at the Jewish Historical Museum, your guide will navigate you past old monuments and buildings that still hold traces of war. Learn about how the citizens of the city struggled during this troubling time as your guide tells you all about the Winter of Hunger and the February Strike. The former is a famine that took place in the German-occupied Netherlands in 1944-45. It is estimated that at least 22,000 deaths took place during this famine. The 1941 February Strike, on the other hand, is the first public protest against the Nazis in occupied Europe, and the only mass protest against the deportation of Jews to be organized by non-Jews.

Continue your walk through the Jewish neighborhood and notice the Portuguese synagogue and museum, one of the most important legacies of the Jewish community in Amsterdam. See also the Hollandsche Schouwburg theater, which was converted into a deportation center during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam. You'll also spot the head office of the Jewish counsel along the way. Your tour ends next to Anne Frank's House. Keep in mind that this ticket does not include entry into Anne Frank's house.

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Ticket Information

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • Italian Guided Tour
  • French Guided Tour
  • German Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour

Discounted Tickets

Children under the age of 12 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).

Pro Tip

Wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves a fair amount of walking.

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.
  • Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your tour guide.
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • The meeting point for this tour is in front of the Jewish Historical Museum (Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1).
  • Your tour guide will be waiting at this location with an orange umbrella for easy recognition.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus
Take bus 22 or 347. Get off at the bus station Waterlooplein. The entrance to the museum is a 2-minute walk from here.

By Tram
Take tram #14 and get off at the tram station Waterlooplein (which is at the Waterlooplein Bus station). The entrance is a 2-minute walk from here.

By Metro
Take Metro 51, 53, or 54 and get off at the Waterlooplein Metro Station. The entrance is a 3-minute walk from here.

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